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what's your tire preference?(17 posts)

what's your tire preference?chahny
Apr 27, 2001 10:31 AM
I'm not looking to get flamed, I just want to know what you like and what you've tried.
re: what's your tire preference?STEELYeyed
Apr 27, 2001 1:11 PM
I put 2000 miles on a set of Specialized Turbos with out a flat,I also use IRC Paperlite Plus both are great.
Big fat Paselas and ArmadillosCory
Apr 27, 2001 1:20 PM
I weigh 240, so I like a little rubber under me. I've been really happy with 700x35 Pasela TGs (discontinued now, of course) in mixed riding and 26mm Specialized Armadillos for distance on smooth pavement. The 'dillos might be the most flat-resistant tires I've ever tried.
Conti and VredKerry Irons
Apr 27, 2001 3:33 PM
I like Conti GP, Conti GP 3000, and Vredestein Fortezza TriComp (all in 23mm). I've gotten poor mileage from Michelins (Axial Pro pre-curser - tread separation) and poor mileage plus poor ride from Vittoria Techno TwinTread (also all in 23mm).
re: what's your tire preference?tr
Apr 27, 2001 4:47 PM
Vredestein by far for me. A good combination of feel and durability. I have also ridden michelin and vittoria. Am trying Veloflex on one of my bikes. So far i like them also. But, i really like the Dutch tires.
re: what's your tire preference?JohnG
Apr 27, 2001 8:12 PM
I've had good luck with Conti GP.... increadible wear.

The best "fast" tire I've used is my new Veloflex Pave's, schweeeet tire. I think they'll last almost 1000 miles on the back.

Like Veloflex Pave As Wellslbenz
Apr 28, 2001 4:34 PM
I have used Continental Ultra 3000, 2001 Michelin Hi-Lite Prestige, Specialized Team Edition and Veloflex Pave. By far, the Veloflex is the most supple tire I have ever used. Quiet, fast and comfortable. Also, I have over 1000 miles on mine and they still look new without any flats as of yet. In tubular, I have used Vittoria Formula Uno and Tufo Pro S33. The Tufo beats the Vittoria hands down.
May 1, 2001 3:23 PM
what kind of conditions are you riding the Pave's under? I'd like to try them, but I am worried about their durability, since I live in rock and glass land. I've hand a run on fl**s the last two weeks. Doh!

May 2, 2001 8:00 AM
My normal training route consists of a mix of smooth and coarse (70-30 respectively) pavement of approximately 20 miles. I would say that 10% of my total route has rocks and glass I need to avoid. I guess I have been lucky so far that the Kevlar belt in the Pave tires are doing their job. Compared to the other clincher tires I have used for the same route, the Pave have given me the least problems so far. Hope this answers your question.
I'm impressedSimpleGreen
May 2, 2001 10:37 AM
Considering the Pave's are so light at 180 grams for a 22 wide tire, I'm impressed that they are so durable. Keep us up to date over the months (and years). They seem like a sweet deal!

Thanks a bunch!!


PS I've noticed that I get fewer flats when i run my tires at lower PSI in glass country. This is just an observation of mine, but some others have said similar things.
Vred Fortezza (not tri comp)SimpleGreen
Apr 27, 2001 8:14 PM
I'm on my third set of regular vred Fortezza's (Not the tri-comps. They ride nice and are pretty durable. I ride on rough roads with lots of glass and rocks. I get about 1500 miles on them. I usually toss tires before the rubber is gone, since I often ride up a long mountain with fast decents. It's just not worth it.

I'm going to try Performance Forte Kevlars, because they are on sale for $15. I'd also like to try Conti Ultra 2000 folders one day to see if they wear longer than 1500 miles. No reviews of these yet on this website.

re: what's your tire preference?Ernest
Apr 28, 2001 7:20 AM
Vredstein Fortezza Tri comp are my choice right now. Axial Pros are decent. Specialized turbos were not remarkable.
Continental GP3000 700x23 (nm)dave
Apr 28, 2001 9:03 AM
re: what's your tire preference?muncher
Apr 30, 2001 2:12 AM
Use Conti top touring (25 smooth tread) for training - pretty excellent wear, fast enough given wear, and pretty good on punctures. Used Hutchinson U for racing - light, but wear pretty fast and the tread has a habit of coming away from the walls before the tread wears out. Contis get my vote.
Conti GPsHap
Apr 30, 2001 5:39 AM
I've been using Conti GP's (23s) for nearly 10 years. I've been very happy with their ride, wear, and reliablity. I installed Conti Super Sonics about 600 miles ago (also 23's). So far, they've held up well. No problems and no, well, you know. (If I say it, it will happen). And I can feel the performance benifit of the lighter tire. Time will tell how long the SS's will last.

re: what's your tire preference?chahny
May 2, 2001 9:17 AM
my bike came with Mich. Axial Pros and I just got a flat yesterday from a small piece of glass. I want to keep an extra tire around just in case and I wanted some suggestions. I'll have to try some out, it seems like there are a few tires that everyone tries/likes. I really like the Axials but if they puncture this easily, I know I can't put down $50 a tire very often. Thanks
Continental Grand PrixPina
May 2, 2001 10:57 PM
Cheap and extremely long life! (at least 6000km )